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© Nishant Ghadge
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UploadedSeptember 9, 2009
TakenJuly 25, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1/125 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
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'Kumkum' is a powder made from turmeric or saffron. It is used for social and religious markings in Hinduism. The turmeric is dried and powdered with a bit of slaked lime, which turns the rich yellow powder into a red color. This shot was taken at the city market of Bangalore which sells 'Kumkum' in large quantities. A dot is placed on the forehead when one visits temple or in other religious/social activities known as 'Tilak' using this powder. Kumkum is a significant visual metaphor which marks the vibrant culture and tradition of Hinduism

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  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (9 Sep 2009):

    Great picture and spice--the red is awesome

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (10 Sep 2009):

    Thank you for sharing that information, very interesting, love the vibrancy, texture and movement, excellent shot!

  • Joana D'Assumpcao

    Joana D'Assumpcao said (12 Sep 2009):

    great photo! *.*

  • Sumedh Prasad

    Sumedh Prasad gave props (15 Sep 2009):

    Well composed

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